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Honk the Moose
Honk the Moose

Honk the Moose

By Phil Strong, Illustrated by Kurt Wiese



81 Pages, 7 1/2 x 9

Cloth, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $28.95)

Publication Date: September 2001

ISBN 9781930650367

Rights: US & CA

Trellis Publishing (Sep 2001)
Trellis Publishing, Inc.

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Based on a true event in Biwabik, Minnesota, this is the classic tale of Honk, a hungry moose loose on the town. Honk is found by two young boys while munching away on hay in their father’s stable. No oneâ€â€Ânot the policemen, not the mayorâ€â€Âknows what to do with Honk, so the boys come up with their own solution. They hide him in the bandstand in the park and sneak him some hay, and eventually the townspeople adjust to seeing a moose walk their streets. However, by the time spring arrives, Honk has gotten himself into trouble by eating the grocer’s carrots and the farmer’s potatoes, so he disappears, leaving the two boys sad. Still, Honk comes to town for a visit every now and then, and the town decides to adopt him as their own.

Author Biography

Phil Strong was the author of State Fair, which eventually made its way to Broadway. He died in 1957. Kurt Wiese won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award for his illustrations for this book, as well as for The Five Chinese Brothers and The Story about Ping. He died in 1974.